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Chad Mendes on Conor McGregor: 'The Guy's a Joke, I'm Gonna Get Paid Big Time'

UFC featherweight contender Chad Mendes will get his second crack at champion Jose Aldo at UFC 179 this evening, but that doesn't mean he hasn't been listening to the banter of rising star Conor McGregor. During Wednesday's edition of...Show More Summary

Watch UFC 179 online stream tonight

The complete UFC 179 fight card will air later this evening (Sat., Oct. 25, 2014) on two different stations -- FOX Sports 1 and pay-per-view (PPV) -- as well as online via "Fight Pass" digital network. In UFC 179's five-round main event, Featherweight champion Jose Aldo will look to defend his 145-pound title once again when he collides with No. Show More Summary

Aldo vs. Mendes 2: Latest Comments and Predictions for UFC 179

Jose Aldo will have his hands full and then some defending his featherweight title against Chad Mendes at UFC 179. The Brazilian will once again aim to defend his title on home soil after topping Mendes there in 2012, but this promises to be a very different fight. Show More Summary

CagePotato Roundtable #34: What is the Single Worst Tattoo in MMA?

(And this debate is ALLLLLLLL OVVVERRRRR!!!) Don't let the "A" in MMA fool you, mixed martial arts fighters are not least, not  in the traditional sense of the term. Look no further than the hilariously atrocious inkwork that so often adorns their bodies for proof of this. Show More Summary

MMA’s Last Taboo: Sexual Abuse and the Sport’s Silent Victims

("The reason I put it into the book is there are a lot of people that have a secret like this...and if that's weighing you down, then get rid of it." / Frank Shamrock on his own experience with sexual abuse) By Brian J. D'Souza The storylines...Show More Summary

Bellator's Emanuel Newton on Prefight Poops, the Universe and Spinning Backfists

A conversation with Emanuel Newton, Bellator's light heavyweight champion, is unlike a conversation with anyone else in mixed martial arts. If pushed, he can take you to some very strange places. But pushing him is not strictly necessary...Show More Summary

Why Nick Diaz Has Everything to Lose Against Anderson Silva at UFC 183

(Silva vs. Diaz fan-made poster, via Shawn James) By legendary CagePotato commenter/lurker "Old, Bald and Irish" Of all of the upcoming matchups on the horizon for the UFC, one of them stands above the rest: Nick Diaz versus Anderson Silva at UFC 183. Now, if this match happened two years ago, the hype would be off the charts. Show More Summary

Late Replacement Main Events: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

By Jared Jones In a year that has seen nine pay-per-view headliners slip through the UFC's fingers, Cain Velasquez's injury and subsequent removal from UFC 180 might the biggest blow of them all (I hear a nasty tumble down a flight of stairs is to blame for all this). Show More Summary

Conor McGregor Clowns Chad Mendes on Live Television

Conor McGregor looked to be having a grand old time at the expense of Chad Mendes on Tuesday’s edition of Beyond the Octagon. Dressed to the nines, the Irish MMA star was live in the BT Sports studio, where show host Gareth Davies was conducting a dual interview via Skype with Mendes. Show More Summary

If Jose Aldo Means to Be an All-Time UFC Great, Time to Impress Is Now

Don’t get me wrong, Jose Aldo has been a very good champion for the UFC. Aldo, in fact, is the only featherweight titlist the Octagon has ever known. By the time the UFC absorbed the WEC at the end of 2010, he’d so firmly entrenchedShow More Summary

Anderson Silva: 'If Nick Diaz Disrespects Me, Things Are Going to Happen'

UFC Senior Director of Public Relations Dave Sholler should probably take the night off when Anderson Silva and Nick Diaz finally meet for a customary staredown. Sholler was tossed aside like a rag doll back in August while attempting...Show More Summary

Mike Goldberg Fired from NFL on Fox After Poor Performance, Twitter Meldown

UFC play-by-play commentator Mike Goldberg had his first try at calling an NFL game on Sunday, and it has since been revealed this was a one-and-done effort. Goldberg was lambasted by NFL fans for the performance, botching calls left...Show More Summary

What Must Junior Dos Santos Do to Get a 4th Fight with Cain Velasquez?

On Dec. 13, 2014, it will have been 420 days since the last time we saw former UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos take the Octagon. It will have been 420 days since we last saw Bruce Buffer yell dos Santos' name while the heavyweight...Show More Summary

WSOF 14 Results and GIF Highlights: Shields Submits Ford, Rama Blasts Mehmen

(Photo via Getty) By Alex Giardini WSOF 14: “Shields vs. Ford” came and went last night from Edmonton’s Expo Centre in Alberta, Canada, with the majority of the focus on a former UFC and Strikeforce combatant looking to regain his flair. In a card billed as USA vs. Show More Summary

Floyd 'Money' Mayweather: 'I Look Forward to Putting on My First MMA Show'

WBA (Super), WBC and The Ring welterweight and WBC light middleweight boxing champion Floyd Mayweather says, in no uncertain language, that he will be entering the MMA aspect of the fight game in the very near future. In an interview...Show More Summary

Is Nate Diaz happy with his ZUFFA contract heading into UFC on FOX 13? Manager says 'f--k no'

The saga continues. Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight contender, Nate Diaz, recently ended his year-long holdout from the promotion and agreed to take on Rafael dos Anjos in the co-main event of UFC on FOX 13, which goes down on Dec. Show More Summary

'Mayhem' Miller Held on $200K Bail, Faces 4 Charges After Police Standoff

After live tweeting a standoff with Orange County Sheriff and SWAT officers on Thursday, former Strikeforce and UFC middleweight Jason Miller is being held in Orange County Jail on $200,000 bail. The Orange County Sheriff's Department...Show More Summary

Grand Theft Gracie: Did Bellator Steal Another UFC Icon Just Because It Could?

The new guard at Bellator MMA made another decidedly old-school acquisition this week, inking UFC O.G. Royce Gracie as its latest “national brand ambassador.” Raise your hand if you saw that one coming. Anybody? No, you wouldn’t have. After...Show More Summary

6 Post-Fight Celebrations Rory MacDonald Should Consider [w/GIFS]

(Woah. He almost looked human there for a second.) We know exactly two things about Rory MacDonald right now: He will "absolutely, positively, without a doubt" face the winner of Johny Hendricks vs. Robbie Lawler II for the welterweight...Show More Summary

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